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MenuItem.Break Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the item is placed on a new line (for a menu item added to a MainMenu object) or in a new column (for a menu item or submenu item displayed in a ContextMenu).

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public bool Break { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the menu item is placed on a new line or in a new column; false if the menu item is left in its default placement. The default is false.

You can use the Break property to create a menu where each menu is placed next to each other horizontally instead of in a vertical list. You can also use this property to create a menu bar that contains multiple rows of top-level menu items.

The following code example creates a menu with two top-level menu items on the top row and one menu item on the bottom row.

public void CreateMyMenus()
   // Create three top-level menu items.
   MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem("&File");
   MenuItem menuItem2 = new MenuItem("&Options");
   MenuItem menuItem3 = new MenuItem("&Edit");
   // Place the "Edit" menu on a new line in the menu bar.
   menuItem3.Break = true;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.